Monday, May 10, 2010

Friday, April 30, 2010

~ TOUCH THE LIGHTNING ~ LEMON SUN ~

Here is our latest music video, directed by Emily Wilder. DP by Whitney Patterson. Written by Rob Kolar & Nick Rucker. Special thanks to Dana, Rachel, Lauren, & The Clinic.

Here's a little info. about what inspired it...

The song was originally inspired by the brilliant journalist and author, Graham Hancock, and his book Supernatural. The book explores the evolution of human consciousness as well as means for furthering one's consciousness through natural means of meditation or through the use of shamanic practices with ayahuasca and Psilocybin mushrooms. He argues against laws prohibiting someone in America from pursuing these mind expansive practices yet allowing people to dull down their consciousness with substances like alcohol and prescription drugs. Substances which have shown to be more harmful than any of these natural and ancient means of altering ones consciousness or mind. He also explores the human connection with spirits, angels, gods, and other supernatural entities and offers thoughtful and well defined possibilities of their source and means of their existence. We aren't saying you should be ingesting hallucinogenic drugs. That is your choice. But we are open to the idea of connecting with a spiritual world and that's what the phrase "touch the lightning" is meant to represent.

Emily and I chose to reflect this theme in a simple way, using a man and a suitcase. Feel free to interpret the story how you will. Many images and moments are deliberately reflective of our intent. Others happened by own their own accord. The piece contains subtle visual and symbolic moments which may not be evident until watching it a couple times. We'd love to know what comes to mind for you when you see it. Enjoy...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwtJqnNG_gg < This is allows you to see it much larger (recommended)

Monday, April 19, 2010

BRENT DEBOER - "You Win"

I was recently asked to play a role in Brent Deboer's (Dandy Warhols dummer) new music video. Turns out I'm a bit of a psychotic boyfriend breaking up with his lady... enjoy...

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Post Fact Productions Presents... NEW


Experimental Theater group POST FACT Productions has taken their acclaimed two women show, 'NEW', and festooned it with new cast members, dance numbers, live music, elaborate costumes, art, and other mesmerizing surprises for an April two night stand at The Million Dollar Theater in downtown Los Angeles. There is a reason that this classic and gorgeous theater goes by this rather ostentatious name. The building is a marvel in itself. Make sure you tattoo these dates to your soul as there is no going back once you have ventured into the world of 'NEW'. A post-apocalyptic world of surreal ideas and imagery while reflecting the social intricacies of our current world and civilization.

Featuring a cast full of revered local artists and musicians and presented by the Downtown Standard Hotel, these nights are sure to be an 'absolute must attend' experience.

Not to mention they are FREEEEE. So get there early to reserve the best seat in the house.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Saturday, March 13, 2010

"TREASURE OF THE BLACK JAGUAR"

Our friend Mike Bruce has directed a badass new film. Here's the trailer. Spread the word so this thing gets the attention it deserves.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

FREE DOWNLOAD - "JUMPING SOMEONE ELSE'S TRAIN"

This is a psychedelic western tinged version of one of our favorite early Cure songs:

<a href="http://lemonsun.bandcamp.com/track/jumping-someone-elses-train">Jumping Someone Else's Train by LEMON SUN</a>

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

ISC FINALISTS - LEMON SUN

We are thrilled to have been chosen as International Songwriting Contest Finalists. Generally songwriting contests and musical competitions aren't our bag, however this is one of the most well respected in the world. Check out some of the names on the judges list! Some of our heroes will be listening to our tunes. Very exciting. Tom Waits, Robert Smith, Black Francis, Jerry Lee Lewis, James Cotton, James Mercer and many others. There's the full list of judges below.

Click the photo for a link where you can vote for the People's Voice award (you can vote once a day, everyday until they announce the winners). We have two songs competing "Same Old Ground" & "Congratulate Our Thievery" Thanks. Rob Kolar & Lemon Sun



Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Sunday, February 28, 2010

WORLD'S LARGEST ICE MAZE

The Center Piece of the 1st Annual Buffalo Powder Keg Winter Festival is the World's Largest Ice Maze. The Maze was completed Thursday night 2.25.10 and contains almost 2,200 - 300lb blocks of ice. Amanda Mochan from Guinness World Records was in Buffalo to confirm and make the presentation to Jeff Empric of the "Roaming Buffaloes" adventure club and Newell Nussbaumer of Buffalo Rising, Co-Founders of the Powder Keg Festival. The Maze beats the record set in Toronto in 2005.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Pictures of the Decade

Sometimes I forget what has been happening on Earth in the last decade only to then realize how fortunate but also strangely removed I am, being here in Los Angeles, where we (as of yet) do not to have the kinds of terrorist attacks, wars, and strife depicted in many of these photos. Its time we, as a whole, move forward with embracing one another and reflect love and understanding not hatred and ignorance. Of course, its easier said than done. But simple actions can start waves of change.

CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE PHOTOS

4 year old boy steals beer, gets drunk, roams the streets, takes neighbors Xmas presents, puts on dress and gets drunk

What???

Friday, December 18, 2009

BURRRRGERRRSSSS - Mmmmm! or Uuummm?

Click on this juicy burger to find out what some of the unhealthiest burgers (and some alternate options) there are out there!

BTW - I discovered an AMAZING Burger joint in LA called Umami burger. Its delicious, its gourmet, its a bit pricey but worth it and if you go during happy hour you can order their 'SMASH' burger for only $5! Its heaven in a bun.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Sunday, November 15, 2009

SAM THE SHAM

This band is amazing. Truly. You will of course know Wooly Bully. But Lil' Red Riding Hood and many of their songs are classics...



Thursday, November 12, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

FANTASTIC MR. FOX

THIS MOVIE LOOKS FANTASTIC... (verrrry funny Mr.)

http://www.fantasticmrfoxmovie.com/ <<< also try the website for an interactive trailer!



Thursday, October 22, 2009

ARPA FILM FESTIVAL


If you are in Los Angeles this weekend and want to catch some great foreign films with socially aware themes go to the ARPA Film festival...

<< click poster for more info. & tickets

Sunday, September 20, 2009

INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS ~ Magnum Opus


Tarantino does an immaculate job of balancing various genres of film-making and threading them into a mesmerizing and poignant period flick. It plays much like a Western only set in war torn France during the Nazi invasion. His writing is full of wit and intrigue and the performances, for the most part, are terrific. Christopher Waltz shows true genius in his performance combining humor, terror, and cunning vindictiveness. He deserves the academy award nomination, if not, the award itself. A must see film. Full of every element that makes you want to toss back some popcorn and be swept away by cinema. (by Rob Kolar)